More than a win over weather for McCabe
NOT even the presence of an east coast low could rattle Dallas McCabe as she stormed home to win the 50th Women's May Tournament at Grafton Golf Course yesterday.
The Murwillumbah local hit a superb 78 at the 72-par course in fine conditions on Thursday, giving her a good chance of taking home the trophy.
But it was her performance yesterday that will stand the test of time, braving drenching rains, howling winds and a shaky grip to post an unbelievable score of 80 to win.
"The conditions were probably the worst I've ever played in," McCabe said.
"Usually when it starts raining this bad we call it and leave the course. I could barely hold the clubs by the end of the day.
"I knew I chipped and putted well on Thursday but it would have to be the putting that got me home yesterday."
A score of 80 on a clear day is good. A score of 80 in these conditions is remarkable.
Her success marked an unforgettable double for McCabe, who also won the 40th May Tournament.
While the conditions on that day were nowhere near as bad, her triumph was just as sweet.
"We try to get along to the May Tournament every year but to win it is unexpected," McCabe said.
"I started playing golf when I was 12 years old and only really played when I could. I got back into it in 1987."